Take a bite out of Shark Week with over 20 hours of Discovery programming

Shark Week programming runs from Aug. 9 to Aug. 16 on the Discovery Channel, and features a star-studded lineup.

News 12 Staff

Aug 12, 2020, 4:11 PM

Updated 1,386 days ago

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Take a bite out of Shark Week with over 20 hours of Discovery programming
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Cue the Jaws music – it’s Shark Week!
Take a bite out of Shark Week with over 20 hours of programming on the Discovery Channel. It’s a star-studded week that runs from Aug. 9 to Aug. 16. From bigger sharks to breathtaking breaches – take a deep dive with Discovery to places around the globe like Australia and South Africa.
The Discovery Channel says Shark Week is television’s longest-running and most anticipated summer event.
Already Aired:
Sunday, Aug. 9
8 p.m. - Air Jaws: Ultimate Breach Off - Three teams of researchers return to one of the last hunting grounds for AIR JAWS. They will use decoys, drones, and underwater cameras to count the number of breaches and collect data on hunting techniques to see if the shark population is rebounding. Produced by Shark Entertainment.
9 p.m. - Tyson vs. Jaws: Rumble on the Reef - Legendary boxer and entrepreneur Mike Tyson is taking on a new challenge...and he picked the most unlikely training partner. Iron Mike will go head to head with some of the ocean's top apex predators including  the  black  tip  reef  shark  in TYSON VS. JAWS: RUMBLE ON THE REEF.  With  famed  ring announcer Michael Buffer calling the shots, these two heavyweights will square off underwater, where Mike Tyson will try to score a TKO over the massive shark... all in the name of research. And don’t worry, no sharks were harmed (or bitten) in the making of this episode. Produced by Pilgrim Media Group.
10 p.m. - Shark Lockdown – In the waters off New Zealand, the largest female great whites are measuring over 20ft long, earning the nickname “the 747s.” With no human interaction during COVID-19, researchers built a self-propelled cage to see how hunting patterns have changed. Produced by Lucky 8.
Monday, Aug. 10:
8 p.m. - Great White Double Trouble - Australia is in the midst of a rising wave of shark attacks, with great whites leading the way. And scientists have just discovered that Aussies are facing not one population of great whites, but two and researchers want to know who rules the waters. Produced by Beyond Entertainment.
9 p.m. - Shaq Attack – After surviving a shark encounter in Shaq Does Shark Week, Shaquille O’Neal is back...and now he’s on a mission to determine what shark has the perfect predatory attack. But he can’t do it alone. Shaq is deploying YouTube stars Dude Perfect and Mark Rober to put various species to the test and uncover the most mind-blowing hunting techniques of this ultimate predator. Produced by Will Packer, Will Packer Media and Anomaly Entertainment.
10 p.m. - Jaws Awakens - Shark expert Chris Fallows joins Jeff Kurr and Dickie Chivell to search for the largest male great white shark in the world. Together, Chris, Jeff and Dickie explore the waters of New Zealand trying to find a nearly 20-foot  long,  two-ton  shark  named  Fred. Produced by Anomaly Entertainment in association with Shark Entertainment.
Tuesday, Aug. 11:
8 p.m. - Extinct orAlive: Land of the Lost Sharks – Wildlife  biologist  and  conservationist  Forrest  Galante  dives  into  some  of  the  most  treacherous,  shark-infested waters in the southern hemisphere all in an attempt to rediscover three unique sharks lost to science for as long as 100 years. Produced by Hot Snakes Media.
9 p.m. - Will Smith: Off The Deep End – Will Smith is diving headfirst into action, excitement, and shark-infested waters, as he confronts his fear of the open seas and the open jaws of nature’s fiercest predators. Produced by WestbrookMedia.
10 p.m. - Great White Serial Killer Extinction –The Great White Serial Killer returns and it's on a killing spree that may push the California Sea Otter to extinction. Investigators deploy an otter dummy to get a closer look and witness one of the most spectacular attacks in Shark Week history. Produced by Shark Entertainment.
Wednesday, Aug. 12:
8 p.m. - Monster Under the Bridge – Scientists believe that monster sharks make their home under the Old Seven Mile Bridge. Fishermen claim that one of the sharks is a 15-foot-long, half-ton great hammerhead named Big Moe. If this is true, he will be the largest hammerhead on the planet. Produced by Hazmat Productions.
9 p.m. - Jaws in America (WT) – Snoop Dogg takes a look at why Great White Sharks are taking up residence along America's shores. Will this be the "sharkiest" summer in US history? In this special, Snoop will breakdown the craziest shark encounters caught on tape, marvel at the wild and unpredictable reactions, and meet with the leading experts who are trying to unlock the secrets behind this great white shark invasion. Produced by Anomaly Entertainment.
10 p.m. - Mega Predators of Oz – In  South  Australia,  a  fisherman  found  a  half-eaten  mako,  and  shark  experts  say  only  one  species  is responsible. Using underwater ultrasound imagery, tissue sampling, and collecting DNA, they will prove that the great white is the ultimate MEGA PREDATOR. Produced by Anomaly Entertainment.
Thursday, Aug. 13:
8 p.m. - Air Jaws 2020 – Shark Week celebrates 20 years of flying sharks with Jeff Kurr, Chris Fallows, Dickie Chivell and many more as they revisit the most popular and iconic "Air Jaws" moments. Produced by Shark Entertainment.
9 p.m. - Adam Devine’s Secret Shark Lair– Last year, Adam Devine and a team of marine biologists deployed a CATS camera tag on a massive tiger shark that yielded a surprising scientific discovery; a SECRET TIGER SHARK LAIR. Scientists believe this may be the largest congregation of tiger sharks on the planet or in Adam's mind, the ultimate shark party! Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson find out what makes this tiger shark party so epic. Are they mating? Are they pupping? Are they feeding? What makes this such a great shark party? Produced by Hazmat Productions and Content Group.
10 p.m. - Sharks of Neptune (WT) – COVID-19 has changed the world’s behavior and that has presented shark researchers with a once in a lifetime  opportunity  to  study  the  massive great  whites  at  Australia’s  Neptune  Islands. With  no  human interaction for the first time in decades, some of the biggest great white sharks on earth are returning to their natural behaviors...allowing scientists to study them up close and personal in ways that were nearly impossible before. Produced by Stephen David Entertainment.
Friday, Aug. 14:
8 p.m. - Alien Sharks: First Contact – Mysterious & bizarre alien sharks lurk far beneath the waves in remarkably deep waters where researchers are on a quest to make first contact. Pursuing the elusive frilled shark, sleeper shark and cookie cutter shark bring even more unexpected encounters. Produced by Future Legend Films.
9 p.m. - Lair of the Great White – A team of experts attempt to find out why a population of great whites off the coast of Western Australia is so much more aggressive than others. The team must brave the elements and venture into treacherous underwater caves to find out for themselves. Produced by Tale Smith Ltd.
10 p.m. - Tiger Shark King - In the Caribbean, a deepsea camera captured footage of a 14-foot tiger shark suffering an assault by a large, unseen beast. It could be an unknown species of mega-shark or even a cannibalistic tiger shark. Dr. Austin Gallagher wants to find out. Produced by Anomaly Entertainment.
11 p.m. - I Was Prey Shark Week 2 – Two adventure seekers recount their horrifying shark attack experiences. Off the coast of Australia, a spearfishing expedition turns into a nightmare featuring a ferocious bull shark and a great white attacks a paddle boarder on Ascension Island. Produced by Hit + Run.
Saturday, Aug. 15:
8 p.m. - Sharks of Ghost Island – On the edge of the Bermuda Triangle lies Ghost Island, a place locals have abandoned after multiple shipwrecks and shark attacks. Dr. Craig O'Connell has been here before to study the potential shark hot spot, but his first trip ended abruptly when his boat nearly sank. Now Craig is back with a team of experts and they are determined to find why this island attracts so many sharks, even the great white. Produced by Off the Fence Production Limited.
9 p.m. - Wicked Sharks – As the number of great white shark encounters on Cape Cod spikes, shark expert Dr. Greg Skomal breaks out cutting-edge tech to capture the white shark’s point-of-view –revealing exactly how and where they hunt in the summer to better protect the public. Produced by Big Wave Productions.
10 p.m. - Sharks Gone Wild 3 – Everything you always wanted to know about viral shark videos but were afraid to ask! Sharks Gone Wild 3 reviews everything from viral videos and the biggest news stories to the latest in cutting-edge shark science. Produced by All3Media America and Main Event Media.
11 p.m. - I Was Prey: Terrors from the Deep – A California surfer, a Canadian thrill-seeker, an Alabama football coach and a mother from North Carolina reveal  how  they  each  came  face-to-face  with  the  ocean's  top  predator  and  lived  to  tell  their  stories. Produced by Hit + Run.
Sunday, Aug. 16:
8 p.m. - Naked & Afraid of Sharks 2 – On the edge of the Bermuda Triangle, five Naked and Afraid veterans --Matt Wright, Jeff Zausch, Serena and Amber Shine, and Alex Maynard –attempt to survive on a remote strip of islands whose waters are so teeming with predators, locals call it “Shark Alley.” With limited resources and punishing conditions on land, they’ll have no choice but to take to the waters and compete with hungry sharks for the same food. Produced by Renegade 83.
 


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